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Title: Today


1
Todays Agenda
  • Any Announcements?
  • Any Questions?
  • Let's Review our Bellwork....
  • Now...
  • Lets Begin Todays Lesson..

2
Our Standards Today
  • Today's State Standard
  • GC.31 Analyze the function of the Electoral
    College. (H, P)
  • GC.9 Analyze Article I of the Constitution as it
    relates to the legislative branch, including
    eligibility for office and lengths of terms of
    representatives and senators election to office
    the roles of the House and Senate in impeachment
    proceedings the role of the vice president the
    enumerated legislative powers and the process by
    which a bill becomes a law. (P)

3
Our objectives today
  • Understand the function of the electoral college.
  • Describe the flaws in the electoral college.
  • Explain why the Constitution provides for a
    bicameral congress.
  • Examine Gerrymandering.
  • Describe the term length of US House and Senate
    members.
  • Analyze formal qualifications to be a US House or
    Senate member.

4
Electoral College Videos
  • How does the Electoral College Work?
  • Video time ?
  • Are their problems with the Electoral College?
  • Video time ?

5
Two of our objectives...
  • Understand the function of the electoral college.
  • What is the function of the electoral college?
  • Why was it created this way?
  • Describe the flaws in the electoral college.
  • Do You think it should be changed? If yes, how
    would You change it? What problems do You see
    with it in its current implementation?

6
Why do we have a Bicameral Legislature?
  • The US Constitution provides for two legislative
    bodies. Why? What is the history behind this?
  • What is Gerrymandering?

7
Gerrymandering
8
Gerrymandering
9
Gerrymandering
10
Gerrymandering
11
Video Time.
  • Time for a video

12
Tennessee's Congressional Districts Fair?
13
Texas Congressional District? Do They Look as
Fair?
14
Gerrymandering
15
Our Standards Today
  • Today's State Standard
  • GC.31 Analyze the function of the Electoral
    College. (H, P)
  • GC.9 Analyze Article I of the Constitution as it
    relates to the legislative branch, including
    eligibility for office and lengths of terms of
    representatives and senators election to office
    the roles of the House and Senate in impeachment
    proceedings the role of the vice president the
    enumerated legislative powers and the process by
    which a bill becomes a law. (P)
  • GC.11 Identify current representatives from
    Tennessee in the legislative branch of the
    national government. (P, TN)

16
Article 1 of the Constitution
  • http//constitutioncenter.org/constitution/the-art
    icles/article-i-the-legislative-branch

17
US Congressmen
  • Terms of Office and Formal Qualifications
  • US House (435 members) Two year terms, must be
    25 years of ages, must be a citizen for at least
    7 years and must be an inhabitant of the State
    from which he or she is elected.

18
US Senator
  • Terms of Office and Formal Qualifications
  • US Senate (100 members) Six year terms, must be
    30 years of ages, must be a citizen for at least
    9 years and must be an inhabitant of the State
    from which he or she is elected.

19
Our Congressmen and Senators
  • GC.11 Identify current representatives from
    Tennessee in the legislative branch of the
    national government. (P, TN)
  • http//www.tn.gov/topics/ElectedOfficials

20
How does a Bill Become a Law?
  • Video Time ?

21
Our Standards Today
  • Today's State Standard
  • GC.31 Analyze the function of the Electoral
    College. (H, P)
  • GC.9 Analyze Article I of the Constitution as it
    relates to the legislative branch, including
    eligibility for office and lengths of terms of
    representatives and senators election to office
    the roles of the House and Senate in impeachment
    proceedings the role of the vice president the
    enumerated legislative powers and the process by
    which a bill becomes a law. (P)
  • GC.11 Identify current representatives from
    Tennessee in the legislative branch of the
    national government. (P, TN)

22
Impeach
  • What does Impeach mean?

23
Impeach
  • verb (used with object) 1. to accuse (a public
    official) before an appropriate tribunal of
    misconduct in office.
  • 2. Chiefly Law. to challenge the credibility of
    to impeach a witness.
  • 3. to bring an accusation against.
  • 4. to call in question cast an imputation upon
    to impeach a person's motives.
  • 5. to call to account.
  • http//dictionary.reference.com/browse/impeach

24
Presidents Who Have Been Impeached
25
Impeachment Process
26
Nixon Resigned
27
Our Standards Today
  • Today's State Standard
  • GC.31 Analyze the function of the Electoral
    College. (H, P)
  • GC.9 Analyze Article I of the Constitution as it
    relates to the legislative branch, including
    eligibility for office and lengths of terms of
    representatives and senators election to office
    the roles of the House and Senate in impeachment
    proceedings the role of the vice president the
    enumerated legislative powers and the process by
    which a bill becomes a law. (P)
  • GC.11 Identify current representatives from
    Tennessee in the legislative branch of the
    national government. (P, TN)

28
Our objectives today
  • Understand the function of the electoral college.
  • Describe the flaws in the electoral college.
  • Explain why the Constitution provides for a
    bicameral congress.
  • Examine Gerrymandering.
  • Describe the term length of US House and Senate
    members.
  • Analyze formal qualifications to be a US House or
    Senate member.

29
What Did We Learn Today?
  • On a separate sheet of paper, answer these
    questions for me to take up and review.
  • Assessment Questions
  • Explain Gerrymandering.
  • Describe how the Electoral College Works.
  • What is the difference in the term length and
    qualifications between a US House and US Senate
    member?
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